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Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Ethan Adato, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Some see him as a brutal dictator, others see him as a heroic revolutionary. No matter how you view him, it’s an undeniable fact that Fidel Castro played a massive role in the 20th century world. Castro died on Saturday, November 26th at the age of 90 due to a continuing illness. It’s important that ...

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Ethan Adato, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Floods, hurricanes, drought: These disasters and more occur at an alarmingly increasing rate. Heat waves last about three times the long term average since 2011, droughts cost the U.S. more than ten billion dollars yearly and the frequency of major storms like hurricanes continue to escalate. This ...

Moonlight

Moonlight

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

November 21, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

 There is a moment in Barry Jenkins’ masterful film Moonlight that exudes such pure emotion that it is almost unbearable to watch. After awkward exchanges and passing remarks in public, the protagonists of the film, Kevin (Andre Holland) and Chiron (Trevante Rhodes), are finally alone. This comes...

Certain Women

Certain Women

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

       The stable doors slide aside, and the screeching sound of aging, splintered wood pierce the movement. Jamie (Lily Gladstone), a lonely ranch hand, stares out at the still Montana winter. She is a small silhouette among the horses that pass by her. We see what Jamie sees: a desolate winter f...

Gotham, Season One in Review

Gotham, Season One in Review

Damion Wallace Jr., Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Batman is one of the most classic and recognizable superheroes in the DC comic lore, and an often featured character in the world of cinema. Through all eight live action movies, the character has always stayed fresh and interesting, though his motives of justice have remained the same. Although, h...

Thanksgiving Go-To Recipes with Powell Hauber

Thanksgiving Go-To Recipes with Powell Hauber

Powell Hauber, Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under BLOG, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, VIDEO

Part 1: Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl3pV90jtfc

For the Win

For the Win

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Huddled in a group, hands shaking, whispers all around them, The Waukee Competitive Cheer Team holds their breaths awaiting the results. Tensions rise as every team waits for a winner to be named. All the hard work that they put in for months came down to this moment. The time came for the state cha...

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Averi Baudler, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Super heros, monsters, and pop stars were just recently roaming the streets in search of candy to satisfy their sweet tooth a few weekends ago, and finally-- Halloween is over. Not only does the day after Halloween signify mass amounts of candy on sale and the absence of annoying dancing pumpkins on...

Inside the Mind of Laura VanWaardhuizen

Inside the Mind of Laura VanWaardhuizen

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“It’s really dark. I guess if anything, no windows, no doors,” Laura VanWaardhuizen illustrated, pausing to recall the description of a place she avoids visiting. “I picture it as a very, very deep ravine, one that the walls are impossible to climb out of. It’s dense and in my mind; I think i...

2016 Election

2016 Election

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The 2016 election has been arguably one of the most tense, entertaining, and pertinent decisions in recent American history. As polls closed late Tuesday evening, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump secured the title of president-elect to the 45th presidency in the United States of America. ...

A Quick Q&A With Stacy Tharp

A Quick Q&A With Stacy Tharp

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter

November 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Walking through the school lunch line, students browse a myriad of fruits, veggies, and entrees. To pay for their meals, students walk through the lunch clerk lines, and many are greeted by the smiling face Stacy Tharp. The lunch clerk has worked at Waukee High School since 2007, and recognizes the eff...

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